Alabama’s Daily Average COVID-19 Rate Is One-Half That of One Month Ago

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The Alabama Department of Public Health reported 549 new cases of COVID-19 for the 24-hour period covered by its update on Monday, leaving the daily average at one-half the rate of one month ago.

The state has averaged 590 cases a day over the past week. That compares to an average of 601 cases a day one week ago and 1,180 on Feb. 15.

Monday’s report included 549 new cases, plus 4,007 old cases that had not been previously reported. The state’s overall total since the pandemic began a year ago stands at 508,229.

The report included two new deaths, for an overall total of 10,329.

The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 continued to drop, according to the report. ADPH said 408 people were being treated in 97 Alabama hospitals for the coronavirus on Sunday, the lowest number since a count of 384 last April 26.